A successful blog requires far more than just great written content—you need high-quality images, pro-level SEO, and a user-friendly site. And of course, there are plenty of blogging tools to help you with all of those things.
But perhaps the most important element of a blog post is the title. A great title will entice potential readers to click on your article in the first place—and as any blogger knows, clicks are everything in the digital world.
The best blog post titles are descriptive, use the keywords you’re trying to target, and sound interesting enough to pique readers’ curiosities and draw them in.
The Best Blog Post Title Tools
If you’re a prolific blogger, coming up with unique and compelling titles for every post can be exhausting, so we’ve compiled this list of tools to help you come up with the strongest possible blog article titles. These tools are completely free, simple to use, and will make a big difference in your click-through rates.
1. SEOPressor Blog Title Generator
SEOPressor‘s blog title generator allows you to put in your keyword and choose its category. The tool generates hundreds of title options for you to choose from.
You can also use it as a way to get ideas for topics related to your keyword.
2. ShareThrough Headline Analyzer
ShareThrough’s headline analyzer will give you insight into the quality of your title, and offer suggestions of how to improve it.
3. HubSpot’s Blog Ideas Generator
HubSpot‘s generator tool aims to provide the inspiration you need to write an engaging post about any topic.
It will give you the first five ideas for free, but to access a year’s worth of headlines, you’ll have to sign up.
4. Tweak Your Biz
The Tweak Your Biz title generator will give you a ton of ideas for your topic and divide them by category so you can choose the one that best suits your needs (and perhaps find some inspiration for new posts along the way.
5. Portent’s Content Idea Generator
Enter your keyword into Portent’s Content Idea Generator, and it will come back with a content idea and post title.
Unlike many of the other tools, Portent’s tool explains the reasoning behind its choices, and gives you insights into why certain topics work and what makes readers want to click on headlines. Keep their advice in mind, and you might find that the titles you come up with on your own get better and better over time.
BlogAbout‘s tool gives you two options: You can generate content ideas by simply hitting the refresh button on their homepage, or you can click “next” to generate title templates.
Enter your own keywords into the template, and when you find one you like, press the “heart” to add it to your “notebook.” Then, choose the title you like best—or save some of them for later.
7. Advanced Marketing Institute’s Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer
This tool, by Advanced Marketing Institute, may not be pretty, but it will provide information you won’t find anywhere else. Put in your headline, and the analyzer will tell you its Emotional Marketing Value, or EMV.
It will also tell you which emotional categories your headline will play into: intellectual, spiritual, or empathetic.
8. Inbound Now
Inbound Now‘s randomly generated headline templates allow you to simply fill in your keyword. However, it only generates one title at a time, and you can’t customize by keyword.
You can also perform a custom search on the site to get title inspiration from existing content.
FatJoe‘s quick-to-use tool generates 10 titles instantly. They’re not perfect—and not topic-specific—but they can get you started.
To generate 100+ titles, you can sign up with your email.
10. SumoMe’s Kickass Headline Generator
SumoMe‘s highly customizable headline generator gives you several categories of post types to choose from, then allows you to edit a variety of fields depending on the category you’ve chosen.
11. The HOTH Headline Generator
Enter some basic information about your keyword, your target audience, and your industry, enter your email, and the HOTH headline generator will come up with a variety of headlines for you. If you don’t see one you like, you can generate more ideas.
12. Kopywriting Kourse
The Kopywriting Kourse title generator will produce a ton of headlines. They’re specifically designed for keywords about specific skills and industries, not so much for general topics, but if you want to share your expertise or tell the world about what you’ve learned, check out this tool.
Headlines Can Make or Break Your Success
Never underestimate the power of a good title. A catchy headline will drive traffic to your site, improve your search engine ranking, and increase social media sharing.
How do you come up with blog post titles? Tell us in the comments.
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Melissa Drumm is a lifelong book lover. She is passionate about helping authors make their work the best it can be. You can find some of her writing here on the TCK blog, and learn more about her other projects at melissadrumm.com. When she’s not writing, editing, or reading, you’ll usually find her in the kitchen, baking.